This class is first in a series of Backyard Chicken classes this spring.  Future classes will go more in depth into housing, health, egg production, manure management, breeding, and raising meat birds.  All ages welcome!

Topics include an overview of:

  • Your town’s rules and regulations for backyard chicken-keeping
  • Getting started with chicks or hens
  • Housing, feeding, and watering needs
  • Weather and predator concerns
  • And more!

Wed. April 2, 2014
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Ulster County Fairgrounds
4-H Youth Building
249 Libertyville Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

Register by March 28 – walk-ins are welcome but space is limited.  Cost is $5 per person, or $10 per farm/family.  

To register, fill out and send in registration form on our website at  

For more information on the workshop contact Erin Campbell-Craven  845-340-3990 x327 or email

For information on registering, contact Carrie Anne at 845-340-3990 x311 or email

Additional support for this program provided by Local Economies Project of the New World Foundation

CCEUC provides equal employment and program opportunities.  Please call our office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.